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Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 10:45 to 11:30, Cloudy, murky, cold.
1 Kestrel 1 Green Woodpecker 12 Goldfinch 1 Bullfinch (Male. At least one.) 2 Yellowhammer (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Good Easter

Good Easter 12:00 to 12:00,
1 Blackcap (female.....eating holly berries in the garden) [Martin Henry]

Good Easter 13:00 to 13:00,
1 Blackcap (male...in same holly as the female earlier) [Martin Henry]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 09:45 to 10:45, Cloudy, murky, cold.
2 Egyptian Goose 1 Kingfisher 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 8 Meadow Pipit 4 Redwing 5 Goldcrest (At least.) 4 Treecreeper 3 Nuthatch (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Rayne

Rayne 09:00 to 11:20, Fog; local walk round village
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 45 Redwing 1 Lesser Redpoll 5 Goldcrest 9 Long-tailed Tit 8 Jackdaw 14 Wood Pigeon (Includes one finally rescued from chimney. Had been there at least two days as could be heard moving occasionally. Flew off minus tail this morning) 2 Stock Dove 3 Chaffinch [Andrew Goodey]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 08:00 to 08:30, Selected sightings from both causeways
40 Fieldfare 6 Redwing 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Green Sandpiper 24 Gadwall 4 Great Crested Grebe 15 Linnet 1 Song Thrush (Singing ) 1 Little Egret 8 Teal 1 Green Woodpecker (Calling) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Jay [Matt Turner]

Elmstead

Elmstead 11:30 to 13:00, Elmstead Woods
1 Green Woodpecker 1 Jay (+) 40 Redwing (+) 1 Buzzard 4 Long-tailed Tit (+) 2 Yellowhammer 5 Lesser Redpoll 25 Corn Bunting (+) 40 Linnet (+) [Liz Huxley]

Witham

Witham 11:00 to 13:30, River Walk only
2 Treecreeper 2 Goldcrest 4 Song Thrush 4 Sparrowhawk 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [David L Smith]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13:30 to 13:30,
3 Great White Egret (Seen from Chig. Lakes flying S. over Lofts. Reported by Graham Barber.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 16:00,
3 Short-eared Owl 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Merlin (Adult female and 1cy female ) 13 Marsh Harrier 2 Great Northern Diver 27 Red-breasted Merganser 6 Common Scoter (5 females and 1 immature male) 4 Bearded Tit 5 Cetti's Warbler 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Spotted Redshank 3500 Knot 2500 Golden Plover 130 Avocet 17 Stonechat 4 Rock Pipit 4 Buzzard 5 Kestrel 2 Barnacle Goose [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:15 to 08:35,
3 Long-tailed Duck 1 Red-necked Grebe 4 Cattle Egret 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Kingfisher 3 Great White Egret [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Still and generally overcast. Cold and damp!
1 Red-necked Grebe (In Hide Bay, with Great Crested Grebes.) 1 Caspian Gull (The first-winter individual still present, showing nicely from Gwen's Hide.) 1 Hen Harrier (A "ring-tail", probably female, judging by size.) [Jeremy Hurley]

Abberton Reservoir 09:50 to 15:00, Dry, sun & cloud, light N breeze, 9c. Sightings from both Causeways & Billets Farm with Brenda.
42 Egyptian Goose 1000 Tufted Duck (Circa.) 23 Goosander (13 Drakes, 10 females. ) 20 Goldeneye (Circa.) 4 Kestrel 300 Shoveler (Circa.) 30 Gadwall (Circa) 30 Teal (Circa.) 50 Pochard (Plus.) 100 Wigeon (Circa.) 30 Pintail (1 White Cheeked Pintail, obvious escapee.) 5 Cattle Egret 6 Great White Egret 2 Redshank 20 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.) 500 Lapwing (Circa.) 4 Shelduck 40 Mallard 6 Pied Wagtail 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (LBC.) 12 Chaffinch (Flock of.) 4 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron 1 Stonechat (Male.) 50 Great Crested Grebe (At least) 1 Little Grebe 2 Common Gull 1 Marsh Harrier (Female, LDHC.) [David Hale]